Very cool! A view of the far side of the moon and Earth beyond it, from the Chinese Longjiang-2 satellite in lunar orbit.

The lines are freaky, like something made them.

I mean, it's unlikely something did, but it certainly looks artificial.

@StaleWhiteBread There was a study last year on how/why crater rays form. It turns out that when you simulate an impact on an uneven surface instead of a smooth one, the material splashed out of the crater is blocked in some places and is able to get through in others, forming rays just like the ones seen on the moon.

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